Deschanel and Pechenik met in 2014 on the set of Rock the Kasbah, which Pechenik produced and Deschanel appeared in alongside Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Kate Hudson. The couple got engaged earlier that year on Catalina Island after Deschanel announced she was pregnant with her first child. They confirmed they quietly married in August of 2015, in the same announcement as Elsie’s birth.
The notoriously private couple has a shared passion that it sounds like they will continue to pursue side-by-side: Helping people grow vegetables and other produce. They use Instagram to promote their company Lettuce Grow, which seeks to “empower everyone to grow 20% of their own food at home” by mailing seedlings to be planted via hydroponics in one’s home.
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18 months ago we started with just an idea. Today, we’re announcing the launch of @lettucegrow. We’re on a mission to empower everyone to grow 20% of their own food at home. And to support this mission, we’ll donate one membership to a community-based organization for every ten sign-ups. I couldn’t be prouder of this!